Special Branch Carvings are based in Fenor, County Waterford and specialise in hand carved wooden sculptures.
John Hayes will be demonstrating his handcrafted wooden sculptures at the Ploughing Championships again this year. John uses a range of chainsaws to complete his work and it is intriguing to watch him create his magnificent pieces. John transformed a tree, which had fallen victim to storm damage in Fenor, Waterford, in the blessed virgin surrounded by 3 angels. It created so much attention that Nationwide wanted to tell the amazing story of his vision to come up with this idea for the tree.